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Species Threat Abatement And Restoration (STAR) Metric

Species Threat Abatement And Restoration (STAR) Metric:

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has introduced the Species Threat Abatement and Restoration (STAR) metric to quantify actions aimed at halting biodiversity loss in oceans.

  • The STAR metric uses data from the IUCN Red List to quantify extinction risks and threats faced by species.
  • It assesses how specific actions in certain locations can contribute to international conservation targets, focusing on threat abatement and habitat restoration.
  • STAR helps measure progress towards global biodiversity targets and supports decision-making by governments, businesses, and organizations in conservation efforts.
  • It was first unveiled in 2021 for use in terrestrial areas and has now been extended for marine ecosystems as well.
  • It emphasizes reducing unsustainable fishing, managing invasive species, and addressing climate change.
  • This metric aligns with international agreements such as the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals.